Kudelski authorised to certify Matter products

  • February 8, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Kudelski IoT is to provide security services and technologies to device manufacturers adopting the smart-home standard Matter.

The company is a subsidiary of the Swiss Kudelski Group and has been approved by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) as a Product Attestation Authority (PAA) or Certificate Authority (CA) for Matter.

This means it will deliver signed certificates to manufacturers whose devices have been Matter certified, allowing them to create trusted devices that provide a frictionless and secure smart-home experience.

The Kudelski IoT Matter CA service enables companies to get scalable access quickly and easily to device attestation certificates (DACs). The service is a managed, scalable PKI-as-a-service platform with hardware security modules (HSMs) on Kudelski premises to secure private keys. Each manufacturer using the platform can manage the security lifecycle of certificates and devices in their own dedicated, cloud-based application. Kudelski IoT can also provide secure provisioning of certificates into devices, both in the factory and in the field.

Device and silicon manufacturers will have access to a more complete portfolio of services to help them effectively design, build and test security as well as manage it throughout its lifetime. These services include threat and risk assessments, security architecture, device security assessments, firmware monitoring, and secure firmware updates. Kudelski IoT also provides a secure IP portfolio for silicon manufacturers interested in embedding lifecycle security into their chipsets.

“The alliance is honoured to be working with experienced security partners like Kudelski IoT to provide manufacturers with a Matter device attestation resource,” said Chris LaPré, head of technology at the CSA. “Device attestation is an integral part of ensuring new devices can be properly and securely accepted into a Matter network. Kudelski IoT is providing a very important resource that ultimately benefits consumers, who simply need to look for the Matter logo to receive a secure experience.”

Kudelski Group companies have worked with device manufacturers to enable and protect their devices and associated services for more than 30 years. Kudelski is a pioneer in pay media and has been protecting digital cable, satellite, terrestrial set-top boxes and streaming services since its inception, providing security technologies and services with a focus on device security and certification. The company has provided certificates, keys and credentials to more than 500 million devices.

“Matter is clearly becoming an important force in creating a more secure connected home where everything just works, data and devices are protected, and consumers can enjoy devices and services without having to worry about privacy breaches,” said Hardy Schmidbauer, SVP of Kudelski IoT. “We look forward to helping all the members of the Matter ecosystem create trusted, safe and profitable connected devices and services, and to supporting the Matter ecosystem’s growth with not only product attestation, but also a range of other services and systems that help secure long-term success.”